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When was the Last Time you did something for the First Time?

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When I read this question for the first time, recognition drew a smile on my face. It seems such a light-hearted question, but there is a nugget of hidden wisdom. Arts Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality creative project curiosity experience fear feeling alive first time For Children Inspiring (Wow) motivation owning a business success

The First Tech Accelerator For Sustainability

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If you are a fan of bold and disruptive business models and technology breakthroughs, these are exciting times. Take the billion-dollar private company startup, for example. A few years ago, they were rare creatures. Today, these so-called “unicorn” companies are everywhere.

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Gar Wars: A Fish Force Awakens

Nature Conservancy - Science

A gathering force of fish conservationists is changing the narrative around gar, an ancient fish too long accused of crimes it didn’t commit. Latest Science Fish Nature Pop Weird Nature

Where Are You Birding This Third Weekend of November 2017?

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For people who get caught up in the commercial hysteria of the holiday season, mid-November represents the calm before the storm. In a sense, this period represents the same for birders. Caught between two seasons, we have a new bounty of birds to look forward to.

Wake up! Fascism disguised as liberalism

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) The first thing I have to say here is that this liberalism, as it appears to us, is actually what is referred to as neoliberalism and what, in the US is often called neoconservatism or short neocon.

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Twitching

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Twitching is a British term used to mean “the pursuit of a previously located rare bird.” ” In North America it is more often called chasing, though the British usage is starting to catch on there, especially among younger birders 1. I have never really been a twitcher.

A move back to our roots: more wood and clay and less plastic

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by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Before plastic became ubiquitous, many kitchen items were made from wood or pottery, that is to say clay, and also from metal.

Mythology, Toronto’s Only Vegan Diner, to Debut in Vegandale

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Many a night I’ve dreamt of enjoying a tall-stack of vegan pancakes that didn’t require me to flour-bomb my own kitchen first. Well, for those of us lucky enough to live in Toronto, a vegan diner is opening up to answer my prayers. The 5700 Inc.

Simple Grounding Tips for the Highly-Sensitive Among Us.

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Empaths will always be vulnerable to toxic energies, which are capable of penetrating our own energy field and causing us harm, so it is essential to be. Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality Z ADMIN Spirituality Featured Today Alex Myles Chakra emotions empath grounding highly sensitve people HSP transmuting energy vibrational energy visualization working with emotions

Activity Book: Discover Your Changing World With NOAA

The Green Changemakers

Ten Activities to Introduce You to the Essential Principles of Climate Science How does the sun drive Earth's climate system? How have plants, animals, and humans affected Earth's climate? How do the ocean, ice, clouds and atmospheric gases affect the impact of the Sun's energy on the Earth?

White-collared Seedeaters

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Last weekend, my work had me driving to the very southern end of the Baja. That gave me Sunday morning off to re-visit the estuary at San Jose Del Cabo for the first time since Hurricane Lidia struck the area.

Why Species Matter

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The jury is now in; conserving biodiversity ensures a more productive and stable set of ecosystems on which humans depend. Ideas Biodiversity Ecosystem Services Nature + People

A Triple Win for Cities, Communities, and Developers

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America has a big infrastructure problem. More precisely, it has a $3.6 trillion problem.

Finding Childlike Wonder again—as an Adult.

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Remember when you were a kid and you saw animals in the clouds? Do that. Look at the sky again the way you did as a child. Adventure Arts Family Inspiring (Wow) Right Livelihood appreciating life catching fireflies finding wonder hating the 9 to 5 live in the moment looking at the clouds

Recipes for Healthy Kids and a Healthy Environment

The Green Changemakers

This nine-lesson program was designed to excite kids about environmental health and empower them to take steps in their everyday lives to improve the environment for their community and reduce their environmental risk. Audience Geared toward children ages 9 - 13.

The Case for Adding the U.S. Territories in the Caribbean to the ABA Area

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I recently asked whether Puerto Rico should be part of the American Birding Association’s ABA Area. That post led to a spirited discussion on the ABA Facebook page. I will suggest an answer to the question: this post makes the argument that both Puerto Rico and the U.S.

A (Happy) Climate Change Science Surprise

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Conservancy scientists were not surprised when research showed that changes in the way California manages its natural and agricultural lands could contribute to meeting the state’s ambitious climate change goals. What did surprise them, though, was just how substantial that […].

55 Things you’ll actually want to do during a Social Media Detox.

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Reclaiming one’s Self-Esteem after a Nasty Breakup.

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Ending a relationship is not fun. It causes us to question who we are, what we think our life is, and where we are in this universe. We tend to define ourselves solely within the terms of being a partner, and we become dependent on that position as a mean to validate ourselves. We start to place our entire value on being a spouse, rather than putting that focus on something healthy—the independent, kind person that we are.

Before you Let Go of Someone.

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There will come a time in all our lives when we'll have to let go of someone. Even if we believe we are strong enough to handle it, when it happens, it can.

This Phrase is Ruining our Relationships.

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Want to make History? Start calling out those “Truths” being used to Hurt Others.

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Survival of the Kindest: In a Dog-Eat-Dog World, this might be more important than being “the Fittest.”

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Can being Alone save us from Feeling Lonely?

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We all have had moments of enjoying our solitude, feeling complete and fulfilled in our own presence. We all have also probably had those moments of feeling lonely and fragmented despite being surrounded by people. Arts Blog Family Meditation Non New-Agey Spirituality aloneness being alone loneliness maitri poetry solitude is bliss

Why we should not Blame Gun Violence on Mental Illness.

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"Mental health issues without guns are people with mental health issues. With guns, they become murderers." ~ Chelsea Handler. Enlightened Society Health & Wellness gun control gun laws gun violence health life mental health Mental Illness politics shootings stigma stricter gun laws texas shooting violence

It’s time we had an Open Discussion about Sexual Health Issues for Men.

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What happens During & After Trauma—& the Healing Questions we need to Ask.

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Our fear is often that showing a wound this metaphorically bloody will make us unlovable, abandoned, or shunned. This often plays out as a tragic, self-fulfilling prophecy. Because when we don’t. Blog Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Non New-Agey Spirituality addiction change your story healing from trauma life coach shame sharing our stories spiritual growth suffering triggering behaviors victimhood

How to Choose Joy when Suffering is so Damn Easy.

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So how do we break free? How do we get out of the sinkhole that we call suffering? How do we get our head out of our light-and-oneness-is-all-there-is filled asses? Enlightened Society Inspiring (Wow) Love Non New-Agey Spirituality addiction awareness choose joy denial finding peace human experience leaving our comfort zone mindful relationships playing the victim suffering

The Rehabilitative, Depression-Healing Nature of Horses.

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Our hearts know what they need, and mine has always told me horses. My anxiety burns when I stand still, and there may be temporary relief in running away, but in training my horse to face his fears, I have had to come to terms with my own. Animal Rights Enlightened Society Health & Wellness Inspiring (Wow) Z ADMIN Enlightened Society Today Only. Boulder center Colorado depression equine therapy healing horses medicine horse mental health personal story sanctuary Travel

A Dog’s quintessential (& brutally honest) guide to Finding a Human Soulmate.

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Empaths, we’re up: How to Fight for a Better World when we aren’t Fighters.

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There isn’t a one-size-fits-all answer for how to participate (and protest) in today's world. Arts Enlightened Society compassion empathy equal rights find your calling resistance social justice

This is the only Prayer to recite when Things Don’t go our Way.

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I look back and laugh so hard at myself, because I didn’t trust that things eventually work out. Funnily enough, most of the time, I realize that what I wanted to happen wasn't truly what I desired or needed in my life. I have thanked the universe so many times for not listening to the wishes I made while in the throes of a rough patch.

Best Bird of the Weekend (Second of November 2017)

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Remember not that long ago when I suggested those of you dealing with the first real blast of winter chill should ignore the numbness of your extremities to go birding? Well, color me hypocritical. Most of you probably braved the cold without a second thought to pursue your birding bliss.

Golden-headed Cisticola

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The Golden-headed Cisticola – Cisticola exilis is easily found close to town in Broome if you know where to look. Although it is a very small bird that likes to hide in the dry grasses behind the Rodeo Ground it is also an inquisitive bird and has a distinctive buzzing sound.